Service for Sam announced
THE Kenyan family of Samuel Mwangi Macharia will come to Australia to join his Australian family and Tweed community to lay the teenager to rest.
Samuel drowned off Cabarita Beach on Sunday December 4.
An exhausting five day search ended on Thursday December 8 when his body was found on the beach at Salt.
The Kenyan teenager came to Australia in 2006 sponsored by Tweed Shire Council as an offshoot of a mentoring program.
He was billeted by council employees Bernie and Sandra Zietlow and their three sons Ricky, Kurt and Ryan and attended Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School.
The Zietlow family and Samuel's Kenyan family have invited friends, family and the community to attend a celebration of life service.
The service will be held in The Shed at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School led by Father Glen Loughrey from 11am (NSW) on Wednesday December 21.
In memory of Sam, orange ribbons will be available at the service for a gold coin donation.
The families have requested donations to Sam's legacy in lieu of flowers.
Donations can be made at any Commonwealth Bank or online BSB: 062580 Account Number: 10231433.